In November 2019, Post 34, 16th District, American Legion Department of Virginia, was looking for new members when they came across USMC Lance Corporal JJ York. York, a few years back, played on Post 34's Legion Baseball team. Post 34 has for several years conducted a very successful recruitment program at the National Gun Show, Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly, Va. These gun shows occur about every three months. The post during this time has signed up over 50 paid members. They have spoken to hundreds of potential members from Virginia and other states as well. This is one of the premier recruitment programs in the state of Virginia. Past National Commander Brett Reistad visited the gun show location during his term as national commander, and assisted in the recruitment program that busy day. 16th District Commander John Carty introduced this program to the 16th District future commitments, Post 34 is one of the most active and extremely hardworking posts in the state of Virginia.
Pictured in the photo, left to right, former District Commander John Ward, current Department of Virginia membership chairman; Lance Corporal JJ York; and 16th District Commander John Carty.
Both members are Post 34 past commanders. And welcome, Legionnaire York.